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Persevering through the storm: Managing debt in a tough economy

Since the end of 2008, Americans have become familiar with the term “bailout.” Banks and financial institutions dropped one after another, the automotive industry is in shambles, and all we can do is watch in total dismay as the financial stability of our country continues to spiral downward. So why has this happened? Greed? Yes. […]

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The superpower of Spider-Saints

First appearing in the early 1960’s in the Marvel Comics, Spider-Man is one of the most popular fictional superheroes of all time. His unique skill of shooting spider webs gave him the ability to attach himself to buildings and structures. This enabled him to move great distances at tremendous speeds, clinging from wall to wall […]

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Focus Despite the world’s distractions

  This summer, my three sons joined the Coral Springs summer recreational swim team. My two older sons swam on the team last year as well, but it was the first year for my youngest son. At first they hated it. “Why do we have to do this?” they asked. “It’s too hard,” they added. […]

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The power of a simple ‘Thank You’ call

Several years ago, the Agathos Foundation discovered the power of saying “thank you” in a very real and tangible way. A Christian magazine had written an article about the work Agathos was doing in Africa, and one of the magazine’s readers visited the website and made a donation. Marc Fulmer is the chief operating officer […]

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What Fad Would Jesus Follow?

Looking for a way to help members of her youth group use moral discernment when making life choices, a Lutheran youth minister in Holland, Mich., re-read a copy of Charles Sheldon’s “In His Steps,” a classic story from the 1890s in which the central character defines right and wrong with the question, “What would Jesus […]

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Paul’s testimony: A sincere sinner meets the Savior

There is something powerful about personal testimony. It has been well said that a man with an argument is at the mercy of a man with a testimony. The testimony of Saul of Tarsus, later known as the apostle Paul, stands out as one of the greatest testimonies of the grace of God. This hardened […]

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All work and no play …

I know that may be an odd comparison, but I think many will agree that there is always so much to do, not enough time – and so many obstacles.               With Thanksgiving just passed and Christmas and New Year’s approaching, I’m sure a lot of people will be […]

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Financial tips for newlyweds

Newly married couples should be able to accomplish more in harmony in every way than they ever could accomplish separately – and that certainly includes the way finances are handled. So, it’s important that both wife and husband understand that it’s not to be “my” money and “your” money; it needs to be seen as […]

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Shine a light

The publisher, Grif Blackstone, asked me what I was going to write about this month, and then he realized it was November. “Oh, I suppose you’re taking your freebie month to write your Thanksgiving list,” he joked. He was half right. I did plan to write my annual Thanksgiving list, but his insinuation that it’s […]

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